Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Orchids at the Biltmore Estate



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

We saw these beautiful blossoms while touring the Conservatory on the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, last month. We could have spent hours just enjoying the hundreds of blossoms in the Orchid Room alone.

20 comments:

Mildred said...

What lovely orchids. It would be easy to spend hours enjoying these delicate blooms.

rainfield61 said...

Then I should have spent hours following you.

LOL.

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Mmm, so beautiful flowers.. colours are fantastics!

Sandra said...

nothing like a room full of orchids, these are beautiful. i sometimes wonder if the orchids at selby get tired of the photos. i flashed a gazillon times in their poor faces.

Ruth said...

Beautiful flowers and such a delicate color.
Ruth ❆

DayPhoto said...

OH! Those are amazing! I love orchids. Thanks for sharing with us.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Ginny said...

This is the kind that has fringe on the edges. It's very pretty and not as weird as some of the others varieties. A whole orchid room??? Must have been like a greenhouse? Surely not a regular room in the house?

Happyone :-) said...

Beautiful flowers. Love the color!

Elettra said...

an extraordinary vision !!!!!!!!!!!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

That does it...I've gotta go there...these are so beautiful...I love orchids...the real ones!!! Gorgeous photo George!!!

imac said...

Beautiful, love the colour George.

Busy Bee Suz said...

That is beautiful!!! I love orchids too George.

Fred Alton said...

George, that's as beautiful an orchid as I've ever seen. Anywhere!

A Lady's Life said...

I can imagine. They come in so many colors and even shapes .
Nature is wonderful

SandyCarlson said...

Goodness, me! Those are beautiful orchids.

Sunny said...

Gorgeous! I have had no luck growing orchids, well actually I have no luck growing flowers. Veggies are a different story!
☼ Sunny

KathyA said...

They are so lovely, George! I'm trying my hand at orchids. I have 5 and although the plants are healthy, I have no new blooms -- yet. But, I'm optimistic!

teca said...

I loved this orchids... it's very delicate and... the sunrise of the next post is wonderful!

Thank you for all!

Ah! Not to forget:

Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

Kisses and hugs from Brasil.

misslynda said...

GORGEOUS! Did you need a separate admission for the conservatory? I would have loved to have done that, too.

Indrani said...

The softness of the petals so obvious.